The FOMC meets this week, and no change to policy is expected.
No major economic releases scheduled.
6:00 AM: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for November.
7:00 AM ET: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.
8:30 AM: The Consumer Price Index for November from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.
2:00 PM: FOMC Meeting Announcement. No change to policy is expected at this meeting.
2:00 PM: FOMC Forecasts This will include the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) participants’ projections of the appropriate target federal funds rate along with the quarterly economic projections.
2:30 PM: Fed Chair Jerome Powell holds a press briefing following the FOMC announcement.
8:30 AM: The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 212,000 initial claims, up from 203,000 last week.
8:30 AM: The Producer Price Index for November from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in PPI, and a 0.2% increase in core PPI.
12:00 PM: Q3 Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States from the Federal Reserve.